Couponing My Way To The Islands!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 80% Off!~

Enter Promo Code: DEAL
Plus, enter for a chance to win an IPad!

Offer ends Tuesday, November 30, 2010!

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, November 29, 2010

~Ann Taylor Loft Cyber Monday Sale!~

Ann Taylor Loft is offering 40% off today by using code ENJOY at checkout plus FREE Shipping!


~American Girl Cyber Monday Sale!~

American Girl is offering up to 50% off on over 100 items! Go HERE to shop.
A few of my friends are making the American Girl doll investment this Christmas for their daughters. This deal might make it less of an "investment" :)

Happy Shopping!


~Target Cyber Monday!~

Go HERE for Target's Cyber Monday deals today!


~Wal-mart's Cyber Monday Deals!~

Go HERE for Wal-mart's Cyber Monday deals. Looks like they are offering some good stuff!
If you order something, don't forget to do Site-to-Store shipping for FREE (on most products). Several people on-line have complained about Site-to-Store and how slow it is, but I've used it at least 5 times and never had any issues.


~Sprouts Cyber Monday Deals!~

It's Sprouts Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale!

Today only!
November 29, 2010

$100 Sprouts Gift Cards for $89.99
$50 Sprouts Gift Cards for $44.99

These deals are online only, at, and are NOT available in stores. Gift cards ordered through this online promotion will be mailed to your home address within two weeks.

If you shop at Sprouts regularly, this is a great deal!


~Cyber Monday!~

Good Monday morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Did you hit some of the Black Friday sales? For the first time in years I did not get out at the crack of dawn. Instead I tried to get the deals online and FAILED :( The items I wanted sold out instantly (apparently). Oh well. My attitude was that if it was meant to be, than I would get them. Shockingly we went to Target that evening and found one of the items we were wanting for our daughter. It had just been returned...Score!

We also celebrated my hunky hubs birthday yesterday. You have to love a man who offered to get out and try to get the items on my Black Friday list ALONE at 3 am! He went alone when our daughter was only a few months old and even did my mother's shopping for her! I know, I know I've hit the jackpot for a husband :) Thank you Jesus!

Today is Cyber Monday. I'm going to be posting a few deals as I see them today.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Just wanted to let you all know that NY&Company has the entire store 50% off right now! We were in the mall today and I just love this store. Good quality clothing that will last. Of course, I found the 70% off rack very quickly!

Don't forget to ask for a FREE box! So many stores don't give FREE boxes anymore.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, November 26, 2010

~1 Insert Scheduled~

There is only 1 coupon insert scheduled for the Sunday paper:

*1 Proctor & Gamble

Happy Clipping!


~My CVS Trip=FREE!~

Carmex Lip Balm $.99 (Limit 1)
Get $.99 ECB
- $.30 q coupon from 11/7 SS
Final= FREE + $.30 overage

Listerine Pocketpaks (3 pk. 72 strips) (Limit 2)
Get $2.99 ECB
-$.50 q
Final=FREE + overage

Advil PM 4 ct. $.99 (Limit 1)
Get $. 99 ECB
Final = Free

Excedrin Migraine 8 ct. (Limit 1)
Get $.99 ECB
Final = Free

L.A. Looks Styling Gel (Limit 1)
Get $2.99 ECB
Final = Free

Get .79 ECB

=FREE after ECB!

Happy Black Friday!

~My Walgreen's Trip=FREE!~

Dr.Pepper 2 liter $.99
Get $1.00 RR

Advil PM 4 ct
Get $1.00 RR

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste
Get $3 RR
-$1 q
=FREE + $1 overage

Get $2 RR

Get $2.50 RR
Use $1.00 q
=FREE + $1 overage

Herbal Essence Hair Care
Get $1.50 RR
Use $2.00 off Clairol Family 10/31 P&G
Use $.50 q
= up to $.50 overage

Arm & Hammer
sale $1.97
=.97 (was able to pay with the overages from above)



Thursday, November 25, 2010

~Happy Thanksgiving!~

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for all of my Sassy Savers.
May each of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

In His Grace~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

~More Black Friday Ads!~

Here are a few more good ads!

Macy's Black Friday Ad(starts at 4 am)

Best Buy Black Friday Ad (starts at 5 am)

Jo-Ann's Fabric Black Friday Ad (starts at 6 am)

Lowe's Black Friday Ad (starts at 6 am)


~Gap 50% off Friday!~

Everything in GAP stores will be 50% off on Black Friday until 10 am!

Go HERE for more details!

SHO 80% Off!~

Enter Promo Code: GOBBLE

Offer ends Thursday, November 25th

~Kroger Retail $46.58...Paid $13.60~

Ran into Kroger last night to get a few of the deals in the ad. Listed below is what I purchased:

3 Scope
Reg. $4.49
sale $2.99
-$2 q
=.99 each

Suave Shampoo
Reg. $.91 (don't think this correct, but it is what the receipt says)
sale .88
-.50 q (doubled)

Clorox Bleach
Reg. $2.19
sale $1.99
-.25 q (tripled)

2 Clorox cleaners
reg. $2.29
sale $1.99
-.35 q (tripled)
=.94 each

2 Kraft Cheese
Reg. $3.49
sale $2.00
-$1/2 q
=$1.50 each

Betty Crocker Potatoes
reg. $1.89
sale $1
-.50/2 q (doubled)
-.50 e q
=.50 or .25 each!

Imperial Powdered Sugar
reg. $2.09
sale $1.49
-.50 q (doubled)

NY Croutons
reg. $1.69
sale $1.50

McCormick mix
sale $1.09
-.25 q (tripled)

Maruchan noodles
reg. .99
sale .80
-.50 q (doubled)

reg. $2.73
sale $1.99
-$1 q

2 Hillshire Farms lunch meat
Reg. $2.99
sale $1.67
-.35 q (tripled)
=.62 each!

Retail= $46.58
Spent= $13.60

*That is a savings of more than 71%! This is a great example of a mix of personal care, household and food items all that can be purchased with coupons.

Hope you have a blessed Wednesday~


~My Wal-mart Comps!~

Ran into Wal-mart to do some comps with the Aldi ad. I'm really loving the fact that I can get Aldi's deals without having to drive across the lake! Here is what I picked up:

Pineapple =.99 (Aldi comp)
4 Eggs =.49 (Aldi comp)
10 lb Potatoes =.99 (Aldi comp)

Steak $3.98 - $3 (printable coupon)=.98!

Total Spent= $4.92
Have you ever spent less than $5 for 4 dozen eggs, 10 lbs of potatoes, a pineapple and 2 steaks??? I'm very excited about this transaction!

Wednesday Blessings~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~Black Friday Ads!~

As promised, here are a few more Black Friday ads. Enjoy!

Kohl's Black Friday Ad (starts at 3 am)

JCPenny Black Friday Ad (starts at 4 am)

Target Black Friday Ad (starts at 4 am)

Tuesday Blessings~

Monday, November 22, 2010

~Black Friday Week!~

Good morning Sassy Savers! Hope everyone had a great weekend. We went to Waco for the OU v. Baylor game with some friends and had a blast! Always fun when OU wins :)

This week I'm going to highlight some Black Friday sales. Below are a few links with ads that I thought would be helpful to get started. Click on "Ad Scan" and you will be able to see the actual ad with pics!

ToysRus Black Friday Ad (starts at 10 pm THANKSGIVING night)

Old Navy Black Friday Ad
(starts at 12:01 am Friday)

Wal-mart Black Friday Ad (starts at 12:01, Doorbusters begin at 5 am)

Old Navy has some great deals on winter clothes! If you need electronics, Wal-mart has some awesome deals!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

~Starbucks BOGO FREE Holiday Drinks!~

Don't forget!
Starbucks is offering Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Holiday Drinks on November 18-21st (2-5 pm)!

Happy Saturday!
Boomer Sooner BEAT Baylor!

Friday, November 19, 2010

~1 Insert Scheduled~

There should be 1 coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper:

*1 SmartSource

Hope it is a good one!

Happy Clipping!

~The Playroom Tour~

Kelly's tour this week is of playrooms. Mini-me LOVES her playroom!

*This toy chest is 8 ft. long! I picked it up for $10 at a benefit sale. We re-upholstered it and it works great for that room. We were needing something to store the babies & gear in.
The sign over the window says "I am a dream come true" and she is!

This room is small with tall ceilings & a huge window. The natural light is really great! Rarely do we ever have to turn the light on.
What we've done in this room:
Painted walls
Painted trim
New Carpet
New window treatment (bamboo shade)
*As you can see, all of those things had to be done! The previous owners had painted the room blue, attempted a cloud design on the walls & then attached foam clouds to part of the ceiling.

Have a blessed Friday!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

~Starbucks BOGO FREE Holiday Drinks!~

Starbucks is offering Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Holiday Drinks on November 18-21st (2-5 pm)! Go HERE for details!

I know this post is going to make many of you very happy!

Have a blessed Thursday!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~A Season of Giving~

This is a great time of year to bless a family in need. I've already started praying about who it is that God wants my family to bless this year. Last year it was a family of 5 that we prayed about and felt that the Lord was telling us to help them. A friend (thanks Jenn!) and I gathered up several bags full of groceries, toiletries & baby items and were able to truly bless a family during the holiday season. It was great! Giving to others is one of the very best feelings :)
I encourage you to help a family who is struggling during this season. Show them God's love by giving them everyday household and food items that will really impact their family. This is the season for giving. Some people think that you need to be giving gifts or don't bother. That is just not true. I firmly believe that any household food or toiletry item is often times a better gift than something from a store that they may not even use.

This is a great opportunity to get your children involved. It is so wonderful to explain to my legacy that we are doing "God's work" and blessing others because we are so blessed. You can help. You can make a difference. You will blessed for blessing others!

"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." ~Deuteronomy 16: 17

"A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." ~Proverbs 22:9

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~My Walgreen's Trip~

Due to a very busy schedule this week, I only had time to go to Walgreen's. This is what I purchased:

2 Vick’s Dayquil $5 each Get $5 Register Rewards
-(2) $1.50 q (10/31 P&G insert)
=$1 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Austin crackers
.69 per package

Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

~How to make FREE items into CHRISTmas gifts!~

This is the time of year that most of us start to feel the effects of Christmas shopping in our finances. I'm here to tell you today that there is hope! You can take everyday items you have picked up while couponing and make them into gifts. These types of items make great teacher or Sunday school worker gifts. It is so nice to be able to bless the people who make a difference during the holidays.

Items that make great Christmas gifts when in a cute package:
Coffee (with a cute mug from the dollar store)

Candles (take off the label & add ribbon)

*Another thing I do is add a monogram sticker to the glass portion and it instantly looks great! This will be a cute teacher gift once I add some red candy!

*I filled the glass container (purchased at a garage sale 2/.25) with FREE cough drops & the FREE Bath & Body Works lotion. This teacher and I recently talked about cough drops & her needing some, so that is not totally random :)

Air freshener plug-in
*I have been giving this gift to a friend who LOVES lavender. She would not purchase this type of item due to the cost, but LOVES when she gets it as a gift! Remember it is the value of the gift, not the price you pay for it.

Stationary items
*Back in August when all of the stores had their back to school sale, I got several stationary items for FREE. I've been saving them and plan to put together a bag full of writing/craft items for my daughter. She LOVES crafts, so these FREE items will be perfect!

I gave this to one of my daughter's teacher with a note that said "I hope that I bring you a Touch of Happiness today!" (Touch of Happiness is the scent...hard to see)

*Don't forget to ask for the plastic bag & ribbon at Bath & Body Works. It's FREE with purchase! It is not the most beautiful display, but it gets the job done. After all, I've never heard anyone say "I'm so glad they spent more on the wrapping than the actual gift!"

So, you may NOT want to give the FREE toothpaste or deodorant that you have gotten while couponing to just anyone! Ha! Totally understand that one :) However, if you are giving a relative or child a stocking why not fill it full of "favorite things". Everyone I know has a "favorite" deodorant, toothpaste, shower gel, hair product, etc. This is more for those of you with teens. I don't know a teen out there that isn't into hygiene products to some degree, this would be a perfect opportunity to introduce a few new items. Great for stockings!

Last year I gave my MIL a bag full of her "favorite things" which included several of my FREE items (shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, air freshener, etc). She loved it because I took time to pick her favorite brands and put them along with some other items (non-coupon items). It ended up being a really great gift. It had a much higher value than what I actually paid. Those are my favorite types of gifts to give!

I hope this post inspires you to think outside of the "normal gift package" and to realize that you can make the most of FREE items you have gotten while couponing.

Monday Blessings~

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~Using Comp Ads & Coupons!~

Ran into Wal-mart for a couple of things and took the Tom Thumb & Aldi ads in with me for a couple of comps.

Ruffles $1.50 per Tom Thumb ad comp
Apples .39 per lb per Aldi ad comp

All of the Kotex were FREE!!!

I ended up saving over $15 by using the comp ad (Ruffles & apples)and then coupons on the Kotex!

Retail: $22.13
Paid: $6.57
*That is a savings of 70%!

I Heart FREE!

Friday, November 12, 2010

~3 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There are 3 coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday newspaper:

*1 SmartSource
*2 Redplum

Happy Clipping!

~Bathroom Tour~

Kelly's tour this week is of bathrooms. My goal in both bathrooms is for them to be clean & neat. The color in both bathrooms is silver, but looks completely different in each room.
Master Bathroom:

*Some of my shell collection in the glass container. Love to look at them while relaxing in the tub...Makes me happy :)

The jacuzzi favorite thing!

The Guest/Child bathroom:

"May all your dreams come true"

What we did before moving in:
*New flooring
*New paint
*New trim & door paint
*Window treatment in Master

Just for fun, here is the powder bathroom in our previous home. I loved having a powder room! We painted it a color that reminds me of Tiffany blue. Fun for a tiny space!

Hope you have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010 80% Off!~ is having their 80% off sale where you can get $25 gift certificates for only $2! Use code GIVE at checkout now through 11/15/10.

Again, these would make great gifts for CHRISTmas!

In His Grace~

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

~Organize Your CHRISTmas Budget!~

Today is all about getting your CHRISTmas budget & list organized. Who couldn't use some order in this department?

How many times have you bought someone a gift & forgotten about it until just before the holiday? Of course, by then you have already purchased them something else and then you end up spending & giving more than your budget allows.

There is hope! You all know that I like spreadsheets, so start one! You don't have to do anything fancy. You can even write it down on paper. Simply have a column for the following:
Actual Spent

Here is an example:
Name: Jan
Gift: Make-up
Budget: $20
Actual: $14
Overage: $6

Don't fall into the "Well, I got it on I should keep spending". Stop thinking like that. Broke people operate like that. Consider the sale a financial blessing and stop shopping. Move onto the next person on your list.

If the item purchased is $25 and you have $35 budgeted, move that $10 into an overage category. That money can be put toward something else or better yet, SAVED.
By doing this spreadsheet, you will be organized and have a grasp on your budget & holiday spending. This way you are in control & are telling your money where to go.

Trust me, this works. It makes life a lot more simple too!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

~CVS Deals~

Ran into CVS this morning and got a couple of deals. Here they are:

Sale $1.49
-$1/2 q
=$1 each o .04 per load!
*I've never used this detergent, but have a Sassy Saver friend that likes it.

Sale $1
-$1 q

Tuesday Blessings~

Monday, November 8, 2010

~Set Goals!~

We spent this weekend on a Couples Retreat with some friends from church. We had a blast! It was a time of reflection, fellowship and most of all fun! We climbed up mountains (that was a stretch for this beach girl!). I was a team player and managed to not hurt myself.

We climbed all the way up there! It was so beautiful!

I had previously written about spending money on life experiences, rather than stuff. Spending our money on experiences that bring us closer, make us laugh and that make memories forever is worth every penny. I love traveling and doing new things. This trip came at a perfect time as football season is coming to a close.

Life is super busy for everyone. Most people are overbooked and stressed. This weekend was a great reminder of how important is it to take time out from the daily schedules to relax and enjoy God's beautiful creations. We are able to go on trips like this due to the money that I'm saving my family by using coupons.

If you are just starting couponing, don't be discouraged. Couponing can be overwhelming at first. Honestly, it can be overwhelming after you have been doing it a while if you don't have a system in place. Stick with it! It is worth all of the effort put into it. I have been feeling overwhelmed the past month or so. This trip was a wonderful reward and reminder of why I love saving money!

Your family will be blessed by you saving so much money. Go ahead, start dreaming of where you want to go once you reach your savings goal. I believe that setting goals and having dreams are an important part of achieving success. Dream it, believe it and make it happen!

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 5, 2010

~2 Coupon Inserts Scheduled~

There are 2 coupon inserts scheduled for the Sunday paper:

*1 SmartSource
*1 Redplum

Happy Clipping!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~Kroger $4.71!~

Today was a good day! Yes, I got these slammin' deals, but that was not even the best part. Kroger is having the Buy 10 get $5 off instantly Promo Sale. I was super excited to see the cooking soups & noodles were part of it!

Here is a rundown of the deals:
7 Skinner Noodles
Reg. $1.29
Sale .38!

18 Campbell's
Reg. $1.15
Sale .50
-.40/2 q (doubled)
=.10 EACH!!!
*This is a major STOCK-UP price!!! I may even go back and get more. I use these cooking soups in so many recipes. Plus, they don't expire for a really long time.

3 Kraft Stove Top
Reg. $2.09
sale $.75

2 Colgate
Reg. $2.19
sale $1.00
-$1 q

Retail: $40.38
Total: $6.71 - $2 Catalina
Spent: $4.71
*That is a savings of 88%!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

~Talk to your children about money~

"Mommy, guess what?!" (says mini-me)
"What?" (says mommy)

"I'm moving to a new house!" (mini-me)
"You are?!" (mommy)

"Yep, I'm paying CASH for it!!!" (mini-me)
"I'm so excited for you!!!" (mommy)
"How were you able to do it?" (mommy)

"I saved & budgeted my money." (mini-me)
I was smiling so big at this point. So proud of my little Sassy Saving mini-me!

Wow, to think that my newly 4 year old little girl gets it just makes me smile. I'm so glad that we talk to her about money at such a young age. I'm so happy that she doesn't think that debt is "normal" and that we set goals as a family. We have been talking to her about wanting to pay CASH for our next home. I just love that she is talking about it now. Imagine how exciting that day will be when we pay CASH for such a big investment?! Oh happy day!

It is never too early to start talking to your children about money. They are listening! Set goals with them. Make saving money fun for them!

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it" ~Proverbs 22:6


Monday, November 1, 2010

~53 Days Until CHRISTmas!~

53 Days until CHRISTmas!

How is your budget looking?
Finding any great deals?

We are going to be doing CHRISTmas differently at our house this year. We are going to be having a Happy Birthday Jesus party! Our legacy will be getting 3 gifts and then a stocking. This will be a great celebration of the true meaning of CHRISTmas. We are so excited!

Why only 3 gifts?

The Bible says that three wise men travelled from afar on camels to visit the infant Jesus as he lay in the manger. They brought him 3 gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Will our daughter get more than 3 gifts?
Yes, but not from us. She will still get gifts from family members, etc. Don't worry...this is a very blessed little girl :)

I've heard parents say "My child would be so mad if they only got 3 gifts for Christmas!"
*My response is that if 3 gifts were good enough for Jesus, shouldn't that be good enough for us? Let's get back to the true meaning of the season.

Why do we always think that quantity is better than quality? I told my cute hubs that I am excited that we will be giving thoughtful gifts that will be special because we will be giving something that is desired, not just filler gifts to open.
Our Pastor & his wife have done this with their 4 children and it has been awesome! They did not feel like there wasn't enough "stuff". They truly celebrated the meaning of CHRISTmas. Most of my friends are going to do the 3 gifts this CHRISTmas with their families too. We all think it is going to be awesome!

My legacy is already wanting to know what kind of icing will be on the Happy Birthday Jesus cake! Love that!

Monday Blessings~